C is for…

By | April 1, 2020
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Cookie
  • Consistency
  • CARI!
  • Covid-19

Bold are my favorites in general, but the one I’m most proud of and linking up to talk about as we kick off April is CONSISTENCY

Runners’ Roundup

After my run on Monday I realized I was going to come in .09 short of March 2019’s total for the month. That really surprised me given:

    • March 2019 had a Half Marathon
    • I didn’t feel like I’d been running that much
    • Steps were way off due to CV19 Work From Home

It actually makes a lot of sense though because I’m less injured than I was in March with the earlier onset this year and wasn’t tapering for a Half, so I was running more regularly.

I looked at my log (condensed here to just show running days) and wow.

March running log

The super short distances (running to meet a friend for a walk, a literal coffee run to top off March’s mileage this morning) were the exception. 4-5 miles is always my happy place and that was pretty clear this month with no real training plan and just free-form running.

Yes, I’d kind of bailed on Cherry Blossom training even before it was canceled.  The Wegmans Run was fun — but because it was a destination and Leap Day silliness. I could not wrap my head around increasing the mileage in Central Park so had decided to focus on running 5-6 solid and avoiding the Sweeper.

I don’t know if beating April’s total is in the cards. I don’t think any of us know what’s in the cards for tomorrow or next week, but I’ll keep up what I’ve been doing and see if I can get motivated for a seven/eight mile longer run.

I’m about twelve miles up from the end of March last year which is also a pleasant surprise given again, one v. three Halfs.

Just keep swimming…

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15 thoughts on “C is for…

  1. Deborah Brooks

    Consistency is so important right now and something to be proud of for sure! Cookies are always good too 🙂 and they go so well with coffee. Keep up your consistency and be safe out there. Thanks for linking up friend!

    1. cari Post author

      I had a cookies & cream creamer at one point. So good bad. My waist is glad it was a limited edition. You stay safe too.

  2. Jenn

    The more I see Cherry Blossom, the more I want to run!!!!! Ugh! Next year for sure. Or at least, I’m going to put in for the lottery! Big dreams LOL.

    I miss (good) coffee. I love my DD iced coffees, and we just aren’t getting takeout very much these days.

    Hang in there.

    1. cari Post author

      I am such an iced coffee person. They just closed the two Dunkins near my apartment. One of many, many reasons I hope I’m back at the office when summer comes. Their AC is another of the meaningless ones.
      I would definitely enter the cherry blossom lottery. It’s free and the race itself at ~$50 is one of the more reasonable ones because they unbundle the medal and the tech shirt. I don’t know travel costs for you to DC, but even though the hotels are expensive, it’s well worth it.

  3. Wendy

    C is also for Chocolate Chip Cookies which is what I made yesterday, lol. Stay safe, Cari!

    1. cari Post author

      this is why I’m glad I don’t bake. I’d weigh 8000 lbs, because chocolate chip & sugar cookies are my crack. There are some things I wish I’d thought to grab before leaving work – glad Girl Scouts cookies are there & not here.

  4. Debbie

    Way to stay consistent! My miles were down in March, first because I was recovering from a marathon, then once everything was canceled I stopped the training and just did shorter, slower runs, which was what I needed at the time.

  5. Darlene S. Cardillo

    I just looked. I ran 13 more miles this March than last. Surprised.

    Consistency is key in running.

    C is for Central Park. And Cherry blossoms

    Also claustrophobic which how I feel in my home office.

    Stay Safe.

    Miss you.

  6. Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    That’s great! Its all about consistency. I’ve been running more and walking more over the past few weeks. Both help me to clear my mind a bit!

  7. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy

    Monthly mileage has never been important to me. I am still sort of training as if my June half will go on, but I’m coming to grips with the unlikelihood of that happening — or of Mr. Judy even wanting to travel if it did (of course part of the purpose of that trip initially was also to see his MIL & SIL).

    It’ll be what it’ll be. Can’t control it, so not worried about it. Consistency is always key (although chocolate might be too, coffee blech!).

    1. cari Post author

      All good. All in the same meal too right? I forgot about coffee cake!

  8. Marcia

    I feel like my March miles are high compared to what I’d been doing. And then I think back to last year and remember the reverse taper between London and Tokyo. It’s all relative right?
    There aren’t many races I even care to run anymore but I’d totally do Cherry Blossom one of these years…just saying. Stay safe my friend!

    1. cari Post author

      Cherry Blossom is my favorite limited gamble as the distance is manageable, lottery is free and with selection ~ four months out it’s reasonable to book travel. Hotels are expensive, but that’s DC or any major city. I think the lottery will be hard for next year since a number took guaranteed entry after cancellation, but I’ve otherwise had good luck.

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